fightingdingo
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Southwest Airlines Fleet Question

Thu Aug 12, 2004 4:00 am

How many aircraft does Southwest currently have in its fleet?

How many 737-700's does WN have?

How many of those 737-700's have winglets?

How many of those 737-700's have canyon blue color scheme?

How many of 737-500's does WN have?

How many of those 737-500's have a special livery?

How many 737-500's have canyon blue color scheme?

How many 737-300's does Southwest have?

How many of these 737-300's are in a special livery?

How many 737-300's are in canyon blue?

How many Southwest aircraft have the new interior?

How many aircraft does Southwest plan on retiring this year?

Does anyone know registrations of the entire southwest fleet?

Thanks in advance!!!!

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RE: Southwest Airlines Fleet Question

Thu Aug 12, 2004 4:03 am

Southwest currently operates 405 Boeing 737 jets (as of June 30, 2004).

TYPE NUMBER SEATS
737-200 18 122
737-300 194 137
737-500 25 122
737-700* 168 137

The Company's fleet has an average age of about 9.5 years.
The average aircraft trip length is 571 miles with an average duration of about one and one-half hours for 2003.
Southwest aircraft fly an average of about 7 flights per day, or about 12 hours per day.
Southwest was the launch customer for the Boeing 737-700 in 1997. Southwest was also a launch customer for the Boeing 737-500 and -300 series aircraft.
Southwest is updating its traditional gold, red and orange paint scheme by adding canyon blue. All new aircraft will have the updated colors and interior. Existing aircraft will be retrofitted over time.
*Performance-enhancing Blended Winglets are being installed on the current and future fleet of 737-700s.

http://www.swamedia.com/swamedia/factsheet.html#Fleet
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fightingdingo
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RE: Southwest Airlines Fleet Question

Thu Aug 12, 2004 4:13 am

What routes is the Southwest 737-700 typicaly used on? I dont see it very often here at PDX but it always operates the PDX-ABQ-TPA flight.

Also can anyone give me a real schedule for the day in the life of a SWA aircraft? I am curious as to how much these SW planes travel.

[Edited 2004-08-11 21:24:50]
 
737doctor
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RE: Southwest Airlines Fleet Question

Thu Aug 12, 2004 10:52 am

Wow, you have a lot of questions. You could find a lot of this stuff by doing a simple search, but since I don't have much to do tonight and I'm feeling generous, here goes:

How many aircraft does Southwest currently have in its fleet?

As of 8/9, there were 407.

How many 737-700's does WN have?

174; the last one (476WN) was delivered on 8/5. The next one (477WN) will be delivered on 8/12.

How many of those 737-700's have winglets?

97. They are now being delivered with factory installed winglets.

How many of those 737-700's have canyon blue color scheme?

63.

How many of 737-500's does WN have?

25.

How many of those 737-500's have a special livery?

Two. 501SW (Shamu III) & 507SW (Shamu II).

How many 737-500's have canyon blue color scheme?

Eight.

How many 737-300's does Southwest have?

194.

How many of these 737-300's are in a special livery?

Six. 334SW (Shamu I), 352SW (Lone Star One), 383SW (Arizona One), 609SW (California One), 629SW (Silver One) & 647SW (Triple Crown One). Additionally there are several other -300's with special markings: 300SW, 301SW & 302SW (Spirit of Kitty Hawk), 363SW (Heroes of the Heart), 365 (Herbert D. Kelleher - will stay in the original livery), 601WN (Jack Vidal) & 607SW (June Morris). -700's with special paint/markings: 742SW (Nolan Ryan Express), 727SW (Nevada One), 781WN (New Mexico One), 793SA (Spirit One), 417WN (Rollin King), 418WN (Winning Spirit) & 439WN (D. Ogden).

How many 737-300's are in canyon blue?

85. That was a lot of counting.

How many Southwest aircraft have the new interior?

302.

How many aircraft does Southwest plan on retiring this year?

Nine more. The final five are scheduled to be retired in January 2005. 702ML was just retired and is sitting on the ramp outside this hangar right now.

Does anyone know registrations of the entire southwest fleet?

Yes, but if I told you, I'd have to kill you.  Big grin

What routes is the Southwest 737-700 typicaly used on? I dont see it very often here at PDX but it always operates the PDX-ABQ-TPA flight.

Also can anyone give me a real schedule for the day in the life of a SWA aircraft? I am curious as to how much these SW planes travel.


Maybe OPNLguy can help you there. He knows all that sh!t. That would be his department, not mine. I just fix 'em.  Smokin cool


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US653
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RE: Southwest Airlines Fleet Question

Thu Aug 12, 2004 12:55 pm

I can say that here in PHL, we get a ton of -700s. It's interesting, I've see a bunch of -700s with winglets in the old colors. How many -700s in old colors have winglets?

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RE: Southwest Airlines Fleet Question

Thu Aug 12, 2004 11:54 pm

Here is one line for a -700.

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fightingdingo
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RE: Southwest Airlines Fleet Question

Fri Aug 13, 2004 2:00 am

Probably no one can help me here but does anyone know when any of these aircraft will be at PDX next?

334SW (Shamu I)
352SW (Lone Star One), 383SW (Arizona One),
609SW (California One), 629SW (Silver One) & 647SW (Triple Crown One). 300SW, 301SW & 302SW (Spirit of Kitty Hawk), 363SW (Heroes of the Heart), 365 (Herbert D. Kelleher - will stay in the original livery), 601WN (Jack Vidal) & 607SW (June Morris). 742SW (Nolan Ryan Express), 727SW (Nevada One), 781WN (New Mexico One), 793SA (Spirit One), 417WN (Rollin King), 418WN (Winning Spirit) & 439WN (D. Ogden).


Any help is GREATLEY appreciated!!!!!
 
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RE: Southwest Airlines Fleet Question

Fri Aug 13, 2004 2:46 am

What was the maximum number of -200s that WN had at any one time?
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OPNLguy
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RE: Southwest Airlines Fleet Question

Fri Aug 13, 2004 3:27 am

IIRC, it was 49.. There were 46, and then for a short time in the 1980s, 3 others ("The Three Little Pigs") were leased from another airline, thus totaling 49. They were returned, and we went back to 46.

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RE: Southwest Airlines Fleet Question

Fri Aug 13, 2004 5:30 am

What routes is the Southwest 737-700 typicaly used on? I dont see it very often here at PDX but it always operates the PDX-ABQ-TPA flight.

I think Southwest flight# 2193 ONT-OAK-PDX-BOI is operated by a -700.
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737doctor
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RE: Southwest Airlines Fleet Question

Fri Aug 13, 2004 6:58 am

How many -700s in old colors have winglets?

This one took a bit of research. But the answer is 42. The plan is for all -700's to have winglets installed by 1Q 2005. The first plane in the Classic livery to get winglets was this one:


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ua777222
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RE: Southwest Airlines Fleet Question

Fri Aug 13, 2004 7:23 am

N739GB? Why not WN or SW? Did they lease this a/c?

Thanks for the info!

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RE: Southwest Airlines Fleet Question

Fri Aug 13, 2004 7:34 am

737Doctor, you dont have an email address listed, but I wanted to see how the D70 was working out for you...

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fightingdingo
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RE: Southwest Airlines Fleet Question

Fri Aug 13, 2004 7:46 am


Can anyone tell me when any of the special livery planes for SWA will be at PDX?
 
brons2
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RE: Southwest Airlines Fleet Question

Fri Aug 13, 2004 7:57 am

I am very surprised at just how quickly WN is installing the winglets on their -700 fleet.
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737doctor
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RE: Southwest Airlines Fleet Question

Fri Aug 13, 2004 8:19 am

N739GB? Why not WN or SW? Did they lease this a/c?

No. GB is a tribute to Gary Baron who was a Chief Operating Officer for Southwest for many years. The reason that this aircraft was the first one to get winglets is simply because it was due to have its 5Y (five year) check and the winglet mod was added to the work package to minimize "down time".

I wanted to see how the D70 was working out for you...

I like it a LOT. I did some shooting with it last week and haven't had time to sort through everything. But so far, I like the results. The only bad thing is that I've been shooting in RAW mode and it takes longer for the pictures to load in Photoshop and the Nikon software is basically unusable on my laptop.
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fightingdingo
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RE: Southwest Airlines Fleet Question

Fri Aug 13, 2004 8:26 am

If I counted this all corectly PDX gets:

9 WN 737-700's a day

5 WN 737-500's a day

21 WN 737-300's a day

I would still like to know when Silver One or New Mexico One or Nevada One will be here at PDX. Anyone know any of the flights they operated today?



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